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Interior overdose alert

Feb 3, 2021 / 12:18 pm

Interior Health has issued a drug alert for the community of Castlegar. IH says the street drug known as down, which is light pink in colour, is being sold in...

New virus cluster revealed

Jan 27, 2021 / 3:46 pm

Another COVID-19 community cluster has been announced in the BC Interior. Since the start of the year, 81 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in...

Shots fired in Salmo

Jan 15, 2021 / 9:03 pm

A 43-year-old Salmo woman is facing potential criminal charges after she allegedly fired shots in a Salmo home early Friday morning. Around 3:50 a.m., Salmo...

Cougar attacks, kills dog

Jan 11, 2021 / 4:25 pm

A dog was attacked and killed by a cougar in a backyard in the Kootenays over the weekend. Police and conservation officers were called Sunday at 5:45 p.m. for...

Mayor resigns after travel

Jan 8, 2021 / 2:00 pm

The mayor of Castlegar resigned Friday after he faced criticism for travelling to Mount Baldy over the holidays. On Friday, the City of Castlegar posted a...

Body linked to two others

Jan 7, 2021 / 3:50 pm

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m. RCMP have now confirmed the man found dead earlier this morning in Salmo is believed to be responsible for a double homicide Wednesday night...

Ski proposal sparks feedback

Dec 17, 2020 / 1:35 pm

A proposal to build a ski resort in the backcountry between New Denver and Kaslo has generated more than 3,000 comments from the public, a new government report...

Salmo cluster contained

Dec 4, 2020 / 4:23 pm

A COVID-19 community cluster in the Salmo region has been contained, Interior Health announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 4). A total of 25 cases were connected to...

Gets spit on, has heart attack

Nov 25, 2020 / 12:40 pm

A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn't leave the...

Man told to stop proposing

Nov 24, 2020 / 5:06 pm

A man in the Kootenays was looking for marriage but instead got a visit from the police. The Trail RCMP say they were called on Nov. 20 at 12:40 p.m. by a...

No more Bountiful charges

Nov 24, 2020 / 4:04 pm

A special prosecutor in British Columbia has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful where a...

23 cases linked to cluster

Nov 19, 2020 / 11:11 am

Interior Health says more cases of COVID-19 are now being reported as a result of a community cluster in the Salmo area of the Kootenays. Over the past two...

Watchdog to review arrest

Nov 10, 2020 / 3:01 pm

B.C.’s police watchdog has been called to investigate a police-involved shooting in Cranbrook. RCMP were called just before 5 p.m. Monday about a firearm...

Salmo COVID cases grow

Nov 9, 2020 / 4:56 pm

According to a Village of Salmo information release, the tiny Kootenay village has nine active cases of COVID-19. They started out with one on Friday, an...

Cop acquitted in killing

Nov 7, 2020 / 12:20 pm

A jury acquitted a Southern Interior RCMP officer of manslaughter Friday night, following eight weeks of trial. Const. Jason Tait was charged in 2018 with the...

COVID case in Salmo

Nov 7, 2020 / 11:20 am

A case of COVID-19 has been identified in the small Kootenay town of Salmo. On Friday, Salmo Community Services announced an employee had tested positive for...

ICBC on hook for storage

Nov 3, 2020 / 12:01 pm

As a dispute over an acid spill that damaged thousands of vehicles winds its way through court, the Insurance Corporation of B.C. has been ordered to keep...

Drug-filled luggage ditched

Oct 28, 2020 / 1:37 pm

Canada Border Protection and U.S. Customs are investigating after they discovered five duffel bags of narcotics on the U.S. side of the border near Creston B.C....

Big year for cannabis farm

Oct 26, 2020 / 8:00 pm

COVID-19 couldn't keep Christina Lake Cannabis Corporation down. The federally-licensed cultivator says it has exceeded its first annual cannabis production...

Highway 3 reopened

Oct 23, 2020 / 8:14 pm

UPDATE: 8:14 p.m. Highway 3 has been cleared in both directions between Loop Road and Peavine Bridge. ORIGINAL: 2:46 p.m. Heavy snowfall and sudden winter...